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its fair share of problems and flight out of the city. i wonder, let's talk first why? why did you choose to go back to baltimore? >> you know, it was a question that even a lot of my friends asked me when i said i'm going back to baltimore, they were like why? honestly i believe in the baltimore story. i believe in the fact i'm a very proud baltimorens and we are proud people, proud of our city and have a lot of infrastructure that's in place that's actually showing where we're making a renaissance. if you look at school readiness indicators in baltimore, 12 years ago we were at 27% of kids were at school readiness now we have around 73% of kids at school readiness. new infrastructure coming back, arts and cultural base coming back. it's an exciting time to be there but you're going with both eyes open understanding there's economic challenges, social challenges that have to be tackled, particularly when looking at great american citys. >> we brought up those manufacturing stats because that's -- we talk about the systemic problems with a lot of these cities and the reality is, is
that their factory doors have remained open because of the choice the president made when he first took office. >> absolutely. i spent time recently in columbus which interestingly is a very bipartisan town, be democratic mayor, a bunch of republican city fathers spent money on infrastructure, supported the auto industry, they have a delegation to china to do deals like this one, to look for ways factory workers in columbus can sell to chinese. i think american workers are savvier about globalization and the opportunity it presents. >> that's not what the obama campaign thinks. they spent the entire summer blaming mitt romney for globalization. that was the campaign. >> i do think -- >> it's worked too. >> it does work. >> now the romney campaign is arguing against globalization. it's like it's come full circle? >> in ohio everybody is against globalization and everybody is for coal. >> but i mean, let's not think -- i remember seeing on this show why can't romney come out and say sometimes we have to close factories. sometimes -- >> the interesting issue this is seriously late in the game for
clinton adviser and deputy new york city mayor howard wolfson, msnbc contributor and queen bee of thegrio.com joy reid and buzz feed editor in chief always busy ben smith. the first presidential debate that hour and a half spectacle of ob fewcation, confusion, triumph and exhaustion may be ancient history by the end of today, maybe. new numbers show the nation's unemployed rate dropped to 7.8%. the lowest number since president obama took office in 2009. while the economy added a relatively modest 114,000 jobs in september, new revisions show that july and august saw a combined increase of 86,000 more jobs than originally reported. needless to say, those numbers put a certain pep back in president obama's step. >> more americans entered the work force, more people are getting jobs. now every month reminds us that we've still got too many of our friends and neighbors looking for work. today's news certainly is not an excuse to try to talk down the economy to score a few political points. it's a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> needless to say this ray of eco
you back here tomorrow noon eastern, when i'm joined by our own chris hayes, deputy city mayor, karen finney, ben smith and james lipton. find us at facebook.com/nowwithalex. "andrea mitchell reports" next live from danville, kentucky. you have to scrub it first. no you don't. yes, you do! don't! do! whoa, kitchen counselor here. see cascade complete pacs work like micro-scrubbing brushes to help power away tough foods even in corners and edges. hmm! cascade. love it or your money back. >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" -- the duel in danville. vice president joe biden landed in kentucky moments ago. >> ever see me rope a dope? >> congressman paul ryan is also getting ready. will he be able to build on mitt romney's momentum? right now, the former massachusetts governor is headed for north carolina as the latest polls show he i
. governor romney and president obama shared the stage in new york city. the light hearted night included plenty of self-deprecation. >> people seem to be very curious as to how we prepare for the debates. let me tell you what i do, first refrain from alcohol for 65 years before the debate. second, find the biggest available straw man and then just mercily attack it. big bird didn't even see it coming. >> of course, the economy is on everybody's minds. the unemployment rate is at its lowest level since i took office. i don't have a joke here. i just thought it would be useful to remind everybody. that the unemployment rate is at the lowest it's been since i took office. >> unlike tuesday night's slug fest the jabs last night were playful. >> after my to foreign trip in 2008, i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our allies overseas. and i have to say i'm impressed with how well governor romney has avoided that problem. >> there have been some awkward moments like when the president pulled pope benedict aside to share some advice on how to deal with his critics. he sa
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